Health News

Up in the Air, Radiation Exposure Was Higher
Pilots and cabin crew members may want to make sure sunscreen is part of their pre-flight routine.
Got Symptoms? See a Doctor
It's easy to dismiss symptoms like irregular moles or unexplained pain. And while they're probably nothing, you should have a doctor check them out.
Fashion Changes May Explain Increase in Serious Skin Cancer
The porcelain skin and full-coverage dresses of the early 1900s have given way to the deep tans and bikinis popular today. Changing perceptions of beauty and fluxes in fashion trends may explain increases in cases of melanoma.
FDA Approves Rx to Control Chemo Side Effects
Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new oral medication to treat side effects of chemotherapy.
Johnson and Johnson Asks Doctors to Return Morcellators
Earlier this year, Johnson & Johnson stopped selling a certain surgical device because it poses a risk of spreading a dangerous cancer in women. Now, the company is taking it one step further and asking doctors to return the device.
Celebrity Cancer News May Have Powerful Impact
Earlier this week, Amy Robach, of Good Morning America , announced that doctors discovered she had breast cancer after an on-air mammogram she had as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Clarifying When to Start Palliative Care
Many people may be under the impression that palliative care is only end-of-life care. Not so. Palliative care is focused on quality of life, symptom relief and help with making decisions for anyone with a serious illness.
Curbing Unnecessary Cancer Tests and Treatments
Treating cancer is multi-faceted and sometimes may require difficult decisions by doctors and patients. There are many different treatment options as well, some tried and true, and some new and experimental. However, not all tests and treatments have been clinically proven to be beneficial.
Experts Say Outdoor Air Pollution Causes Cancer
Not long ago, scientists declared that diesel fumes were cancer-causing and linked to lung cancer. An international body has now gone a step further in classifying outdoor air pollution.
Colorectal Cancer: A Family Matter
For most people, colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer should begin at age 50. If everything looks good, the next colonoscopy happens 10 years later. For folks with a family history of the disease, earlier and more frequent screenings are recommended. But even that may not be enough.